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Palais des Festivals et des Congrèsin Cannes, France

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The Palais des Festivals et des Congrès on the promenade de la Croisette is world famous for the prestigious Cannes Film Festival held here.
Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, Cannes
The old palace of festivals was built in 1949. It replaced the circle building. The first festivals were held in it, but after some time when the film festival began to gain popularity it was decided to build a new palace.

Red carpet at the Palais des Festivals et des CongrèsPhoto: Red carpet at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès

In 1979, on the site of the old municipal casino on the promenade de la Croisette, an absolutely new, huge building appeared, where now grandiose events such as Eurovision and, of course, the famous Cannes Festival are held.

Palais des Festivals inside
Photo: Palais des Festivals inside, ©

The place where every year at the end of May, hundreds of world-class stars gather: filmmakers, actors, film critics and many others come to award or receive a gold palm branch and other prizes.

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Palais des Festivals et des Congrès on the map

Location: boulevard de la Croisette 1.


Phone: +33 4 92 99 84 00


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